40 Celsius in the UK next week...what will happen?

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11 Jul 2022, 5:27 pm

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Well I suppose I should know better after seeing so many news articles year after year on all of England being under 5 feet of snow for the whole duration of winter, only to find the winter being mild and wet yet again with very little to no snow at all - yet people still buy into it every year!

Maybe it's the same with the heatwave. "The UK will face temperatures scorching up to 45 Celsius" - only to find that the temperature is around the usual 33-34.



^ I suspect that may very probably be the case!


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11 Jul 2022, 5:30 pm

Are you near the water?

Yep....the Express usually is alarmist, and exaggerates things. I bet you got that from the Express!



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11 Jul 2022, 5:38 pm

When Heathrow got 8 cm's of snow one day, they closed the airport, and closed down all bus transit in London.



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11 Jul 2022, 5:51 pm

Have some friends in UK I am concerned about.
Also concerned about the canal boat, narrowboat, YouTubers I follow.

Found this,

UK weather: Could heatwave temperatures hit 40C for first time ever this weekend?
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Monday 11 July 2022, 2:50pm
https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2022-07- ... -time-ever
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The rumours out there are that we could hit 40C by the time we get to the coming weekend.

That's because of a plume of very hot air that is rising through Spain and Portugal and up through France. It will hit the south of the UK by the time we get to the end of the week.

As that hot air travels, it loses some of its intensity. So yes - it is going to be very, very hot - but the possibility of hitting 40C currently stands at around 10%.

Those temperatures are most likely in the southeast of the UK and in London in particular.

In Wales, temperatures are expected to be at around the mid-to-high 30s, which is still very hot indeed.

The last time we hit 35C or higher in the UK was back in 2020 - so you could actually say it's about time it happened again.
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11 Jul 2022, 5:54 pm

Found this from the NHS,

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-h ... t-weather/


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11 Jul 2022, 5:57 pm

Irish heatwave to continue with temperatures set to soar to 29C
Forecasters have indicated that Ireland could be on the edge of a scalding heatwave that could potentially see temperatures reach 43C in the southeast of England on July 17.
IrishCentral Staff
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https://www.irishcentral.com/news/irish ... atures-29c
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Carlow Weather's Alan O'Reilly said temperatures in Ireland could soar as high as 29C if a hot plume arises in Europe. A hot plume is a phenomenon that sees warm air move from the Iberian Peninsula or the Sahara Desert toward northern Europe and is not uncommon.
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Met Éireann predicts that temperatures will begin to rise again on Friday, reaching 24C in some parts of the country.

However, the Irish meteorological service is yet to release its forecasts for July 17.

Steven Keates of the UK Met Office said the UK could see "record-breaking heat" next weekend.

"We’re in for a real rollercoaster which may take people by surprise," Keates told the Sun.

"Next weekend we could have some really exceptional record-breaking heat and it will ramp up suddenly - like someone has turned on the gas.

"Some models from America indicate we could see 43C in East Anglia next Sunday, which would obliterate the current UK record."
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11 Jul 2022, 5:58 pm

The UK gets heatwaves every year. The 66 million or so people there survive.

I can feel for the people without AC. I can't live without it even if it's in the upper 20's Celsius, and above 20 Celsius at night.

They're actually forecasting minimum of 7 to 10 Celsius tomorrow night in Ireland.

29 Celsius would be close to an all-time record temperature for Ireland. The record is actually 33.3 Celsius, which is about 92 Fahrenheit. This was at Kilkenny Castle in 1887.

92 Fahrenheit would be a hot day in NYC----but not an especially hot day. I don't believe there's been a year in 150 years of recordkeeping where it never hit 92 degrees in NYC.

Conditions would have to be "ideal" for it to come even close to 40 Celsius in the UK. Or 30 Celsius in Ireland.



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11 Jul 2022, 6:04 pm

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I won't say it'll be a non-event, but it'll almost certainly be okay. Hype, Hype, Hype.


Well I suppose I should know better after seeing so many news articles year after year on all of England being under 5 feet of snow for the whole duration of winter, only to find the winter being mild and wet yet again with very little to no snow at all - yet people still buy into it every year!

Maybe it's the same with the heatwave. "The UK will face temperatures scorching up to 45 Celsius" - only to find that the temperature is around the usual 33-34.

I had the impression that the UK rarely got above 80 F (27 celsius).

I cant believe that even 33-34 celsius (90 F) is a common summer high in the UK. Thats summer in Birmingham Alabama, not Birmingham England.



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11 Jul 2022, 6:07 pm

It's been getting up in the 90s every year in the London area for at least the past decade. Usually only for a few days. If you go to the west coast of the UK, it doesn't go up to the 90s there---usually about the mid-80s max. The average high temperature nowadays in July, in London, is in the upper 70s, with lows in the upper 50s. Fahrenheit, of course.

About 25 Celsius for a maximum in July in London on average. About 15 Celsius for a minimum.

I keep track because my wife's son lives in SE London.



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11 Jul 2022, 6:16 pm

kitesandtrainsandcats wrote:
Found this from the NHS,

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-h ... t-weather/


Thanks for sharing the link.

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I had the impression that the UK rarely got above 80 F (27 celsius).

I cant believe that even 33-34 celsius (90 F) is a common summer high in the UK. Thats summer in Birmingham Alabama, not Birmingham England.


The UK does get heatwaves of up to 36 Celsius which usually don't last long and the temperatures then drop down to about 20 Celsius. Usually rain cools the temperature down in the summer but warms the temperature up in the winter.

The only thing is I drink a lot of water in the heat but then it makes me keep needing to pee all night, which is what makes it hard to get to sleep.

I do hope we don't get temperatures in the mid-40s. I don't think the UK has had it that hot before. But I have known very hot summers in the past, and back then I had a black cat and she survived the heat even when she was elderly. So hopefully animals are more resilient to extreme temperatures.


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11 Jul 2022, 6:20 pm

The hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK is 38.7 Celsius, which is close to 102 Fahrenheit. A few years ago, London exceeded 100 degrees one day. In another year, it was 98 degrees one day, then went down into the 60s in the day the next day.

According to an article in MSN, there's a 30% chance that the temperature will reach or exceed 35 Celsius.

Here is the article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsmanc ... ar-AAZrC7Q



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11 Jul 2022, 6:28 pm

Mid 40's temperatures are routine in Spain every summer. It might even reach 50 Celsius there on rare occasions.

It's a very dry heat. The relative humidity might be under 10%. When it gets over 35 Celsius in the UK, it's usually a dry heat, not humid.



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11 Jul 2022, 11:46 pm

Residents living in temperate marine climate are enviable, so that this will become a question.


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11 Jul 2022, 11:56 pm

It gets up to 45 degrees Celsius in the summer here in Australia and it's unbearable, also we get bad bushfires over here.
At the moment we're having our winter which I prefer as I hate the hot weather.



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12 Jul 2022, 12:20 am

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Residents living in temperate marine climate are enviable, so that this will become a question.


Thinking housing costs in some places suck now. :lol:


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12 Jul 2022, 1:27 am

DeepHour wrote:
I won't say it'll be a non-event, but it'll almost certainly be okay. Hype, Hype, Hype.


Raleigh wrote:
We regularly get such temperatures here in summer but I guess we're more used to it.
Schools will close when the temp goes over 40.
Then its lots of sitting around under air con or in the shade outside or in the pool.
Plus our houses were built to deal with the heat (high ceilings, on high stumps, verandahs etc.)



Not meaning to trivialize this, but your post did remind me of this classic 1960s release, from the 1:00 mark!



Too true.
I can remember Christmas as a kid having the traditional roast dinner and plum pudding at my grandmothers house and sweating like a pig the entire time.

These days we have "Christmas in July" which is the Christmas dinner without the heatstroke.


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